Akri, Ākṛ, Ākṝ, Ākrī: 5 definitions


Akri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit terms Ākṛ and Ākṝ can be transliterated into English as Akr or Akri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Akri in India is the name of a plant defined with Withania coagulans in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Puneeria coagulans Stocks (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2004)
· J. Roy. Asiat. Soc. Bombay. (1849)
· Prodr. (DC.) (1852)
· De la Belladone (1825)
· Journal of Arid Environments (2006)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ākṛ (आकृ).—8 U., 5 P.

1) To bring near or towards; to drive near or together.

2) To bring down; form wholly (Ved.). -Caus.

1) To invite, call, summon; रदनिकामाकारय (radanikāmākāraya) Mṛcchakaṭika 3; Daśakumāracarita 174; Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1; मध्यस्थस्य दृष्टिमाकार- यति (madhyasthasya dṛṣṭimākāra- yati) Mṛcchakaṭika 4 calls or arrests; Si.16.52.

2) To prompt, incite, propel; ममापि कौतूहलेनाकारित एषः (mamāpi kautūhalenākārita eṣaḥ) Ś.6.

3) To call out boldly, challenge; Mṛcchakaṭika 2.

4) To cause to appear, produce.

5) To ask anything of one; पुनराकारयामास तमेव वरमङ्गना (punarākārayāmāsa tameva varamaṅganā) Rām.2.13.2.

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Ākṝ (आकॄ).—6 P.

1) To scatter or spread over, fill, fill up, cover, heap up (used chiefly in p. p. q. v.) आ नः सोम पवमानः किरा (ā naḥ soma pavamānaḥ kirā) Ṛgveda 9.81.3. विचिन्वतीमाकिरन्तीम् (vicinvatīmākirantīm) Av.4.38.2.

2) To dig up.

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Ākrī (आक्री).—9 U. To purchase, buy; obtain.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ākrī (आक्री).—& upa buy.

Ākrī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and krī (क्री).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ākṛ (आकृ):—[=ā-√kṛ] -kṛṇoti ([imperative] 2. sg. [Parasmaipada] -kṛdhi and [Ātmanepada] -kṛṇuṣva; perf. [Ātmanepada] -cakre)

—to bring near or towards, [Ṛg-veda] : [Ātmanepada] ([subjunctive] 1. [plural] -karāmahe; [imperfect tense] -akṛṇuta, perf. -cakre, p. -cakrāṇa)

—to drive near or together (as cows or cattle), [Ṛg-veda x] : [Parasmaipada] ([imperative] 2. sg. -kṛdhi; [indeclinable participle] -kṛtya)

—to drive near, [Atharva-veda];

— (perf. 1. [plural] -cakrimā) to serve or prepare a sacrifice to ([dative case]), [Ṛg-veda iv, 17, 18];

— ([imperfect tense] ākarot) to call near (a deity), [Mahābhārata v, 426] :—[Causal] -kārayati, to call near, invite to a place, [Mahābhārata iii, 15546 [sequens]; Pañcatantra; Daśakumāra-carita];

—to ask any one ([accusative]) for anything ([accusative]), [Rāmāyaṇa ii, 13, 2] :—[Desiderative] -cikīrṣati, to intend to accomplish, [Daśakumāra-carita] :—[Intensive] p. -carikrat, attracting repeatedly towards one’s self, [Atharva-veda xi, 5, 6.]

2) [v.s. ...] ([Causal] -kārayati, also) to imply by signs, [Divyāvadāna]

3) Ākṝ (आकॄ):—[=ā-√kṝ] (2. sg. [subjunctive] -kirāsi and [imperative] -kirā; p. f. -kirantī) to scatter or sprinkle over, give abundantly, [Ṛg-veda viii, 49, 4 and ix, 81, 3; Atharva-veda iv, 38, 2.]

4) Ākrī (आक्री):—[=ā-krī] ([Passive voice] 3. [plural] -krīyante) to purchase, obtain, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra] ([varia lectio] ā-hāryante, [Pañcatantra])

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Akri in German

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